Wednesday, October 1, 2008

When a Custom Order Opens Your Heart

I am so glad that emcisaac asked me to make an Angel Bowl with Lid for her friend. Esther's dear friend's husband has cancer and doesn't have a very good prognosis. So she wanted to send her friend a little felted bowl with an angel needlefelted on the front. Esther is inserting tiny scrolls of vellum with inspriational notes inside the bowl so her friend can reach in at any time and be comforted.
Some of the notes she is placing in the bowl include:

Inhale deeply, let life flow in
Breathe slowly, listen to your heart beat
Exhale sadness, welcome lightness
Sigh, let it out, all the pain
Relax your toes, wiggle your fingers
Rest your mind, one thing at a time
Calm your heart, good will follow
Unwind and let your soul soar
Leisure at will, take a nap today, take two!
Stroll hand in hand with life
Wander with your heart
Meander with memories

Esther is a wonderful person to do this for her dear friend and I am honored that I could be apart of the comforting and healing process for her.

Who knew that this order would make me appreciate all the wonderful friends that I have and open my heart so much.

Thank you, Esther. You are an angel and an inspiration to us all.


Kim Caro said...

wow this is awesome.

Nora said...

I am in awe of this have a friend who feels so deeply! Val, it is a beautiful piece....thanks for sharing!

Giggleberry (Amy) said...

What a stunning bowl!!! and for such a beautiful gift!

Momma J said...

Very special ladies - both of you.

Cindy Joy said...

Such a wonderful way to bring comfort to her friend! Wonderful bowl, Valerie!

New England Quilter said...

The angel looks so peaceful. What a thoughtful and caring gift for her friend. You both are amazing ladies!

Anonymous said...

Valerie! You continue to amaze me! This is absolutely fantastic -- what a wonderful collaboration for such a good deed.

Melissa H. said...

Absolutely beautiful! In all respects. :)

Anonymous said...

Your work is incredible. I am also impressed with your customer thinking of something for her friend like this. What an awesome collaboration.

Red Berry Crochet said...

Gorgeous bowl Valerie, and thanks for sharing the story of its creation. What a beautiful sentiment and gift for her friend.

BackwoodSophisticate said...

Wow, what a thoughtful gift, and you did a beautiful job, valerie!
I have tagged you on my blog. Check it out for details.

My Inspired Reality said...

What a wonderful present and your work is beautiful:)